Watch Party Dozen perform their blistering new single ‘The Worker’

The Sydney noise-punk duo's latest arrives alongside an appropriately intense live video

Party Dozen have shared a new single, titled ‘The Worker’. It’s the band’s first new music since 2020 album ‘Pray for Party Dozen’.

Clocking in at just under four minutes, ‘The Worker’ is the Sydney noise rock duo at their frenetic yet sprawling best – Jonathan Boulet’s crushing, muscular drumwork serving as an anchor to bandmate Kirsty Tickle’s blistering saxophone and vocals.

The new track arrives alongside an appropriately intense live video that sees the band absolutely thrashing the song at Phoenix Central Park, a performing arts space in Chippendale. The clip was directed by Joel Burrows and produced by Entropico.


Watch Party Dozen perform ‘The Worker’ below (the video contains flashing lights):

“We wanted this track to feel like something you could start your day to. A sonic salutation for the bored and sanitised,” commented Tickle Jonathan Boulet.

“And after postponing our ‘Pray For Party Dozen’ Album tour for almost 12 months, ’The Worker’ felt like part cathartic outlay of locked-down frustrations, and part jubilation… finally picking up our tools and getting back to work.”

‘Pray for Party Dozen’, the band’s second studio album, arrived back in May of last year, previewed by singles such ‘The PDD’ and ‘Auto Loser’ – the latter of which also received a remix by Mogwai.

Last year, NME praised ‘Pray for Party Dozen’ for pushing the band’s “abstract noise rock to the extreme”.


“On ‘Pray For Party Dozen’ the duo are masters of their craft, building a dizzying, genre-defiant ballet of beautiful noise that’s remarkable in both its scope and execution.”

This weekend Party Dozen will perform a pair of sold-out hometown shows at the Lansdowne Hotel, kicking off tonight.